Can I Have Dermal Filler Treatment for my Acne Scars?

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  • Dermal fillers are very safe as a treatment for acne scars. This means that most people are suitable for the procedure. There are a couple of factors that may mean you cannot undergo the treatment. For example, you should not have dermal fillers if:
  • You are allergic to the filler you are having injected - There are many different kinds of filler and it is extraordinarily unlikely that you will be allergic to all of them. Therefore, an allergy to one filler should not rule you out from future treatments. Before the procedure an allergy test should be conducted to make sure you are safe.
  • The scarred area of your skin is infected – Dermal fillers must absolutely not be injected into an infected site. This could lead to serious complications and worse scarring.

Apart from very specific, individual medical reasons, which your doctor should be able to warn you about, there are no other real barriers to having dermal fillers. There are however a few things which might delay your treatment. For example, if you suffer an outbreak of acne in the treatment area, or another skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you may wish to delay the procedure. These conditions will not jeopardise the success of the filler but may mean that the injection is more painful and may take longer to heal.

You can ensure that you are an ideal candidate for dermal fillers by keeping your skin in good condition, exercising and eating healthily. Maintaining a high standard of health means that you will see the best possible results. It could also mean that you experience faster, more effective healing.

Dermal Filler Treatment during Pregnancy

The general advice about having dermal fillers during pregnancy is not to do it. There is no research into the area and so nobody really knows if it is safe or not. Many doctors believe that it is probably safe but advise pregnant patients not to have dermal fillers just in case. It is much better to be safe than sorry.

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